x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.

Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) vs Samsung GALAXY Note II

phone

Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) Remove phone

Posted: 04 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, T-Mobile
phone

Samsung GALAXY Note II Remove phone

Posted: 29 Aug 2012
Market Status: Released

Add phone to compare

Design
Device typeTabletSmart phone 
Phone functionalityYes  
OSAndroid (4.4.2, 4.3) TouchWiz UIAndroid (4.4.2, 4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1) TouchWiz 4.0 UI 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions9.57 x 6.75 x 0.31 inches (243.1 x 171.4 x 7.9 mm)5.94 x 3.17 x 0.37 inches (151 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm) 
Weight19.29 oz (547 g)
the average is 14.1 oz (404 g)
6.44 oz (182 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Design featuresStylusStylus 
Side Keys Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key 
ColorsBlack, WhitePink, Blue, White 
Display
Physical size10.1 inches5.5 inches 
Resolution2560 x 1600 pixels720 x 1280 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

299 ppi265 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

Super Clear LCDSuper AMOLED 
Screen-to-body ratio70.97 %69.90 % 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Scenes, Self-timerBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Smile detection, Burst mode, Panorama, Scenes 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Video light 
Front-facing camera2 megapixels1.9 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974Samsung Exynos 4 (4412) 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400Quad core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorAdreno 330ARM Mali-400 MP4 (Quad-Core) 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

3072 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR32048 MB RAM (Dual-channel) 
Built-in storage16 GB64 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time 35.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
 
Stand-by time 40.8 days (980 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
 
Talk time (3G)43.00 hours
the average is 27 h (1620 min)
16.00 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 37.1 days (890 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
 
Music playback217.00 hours  
Video playback11.00 hours  
Capacity8220 mAh3100 mAh 
TypeLi - IonLi - Ion 
Not user replaceableYes  
Wireless charging Optional 
specifications continue after the ad
Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAVMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG, MIDI 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, Flash Video, MKVMPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, WMV, 3GP, Flash Video, MKV 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersStereo speakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, TwitterFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz  
DataLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.ALTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIMYes  
Global RoamingYesYes 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, GlonassA-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationYes 
Phone features
Phonebook Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, Notes, MemoCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, Notes, Memo 
MessagingThreaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Push e-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google Talk, ChatONHangouts / Google Talk, ChatON 
Games Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
ProfilesAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Attribute Protocol, Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Security Manager Protocol, Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), SIM Access (SAP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
Wi-Fi DirectYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesUSB HostMass storage device, USB Host, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
HDMI via microUSB 
Charging connector microUSB 
OtherDLNA, MHL, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, InfraredNFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, MirrorLink 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights (Multiple color), Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

 13 Sep 2012 
 FCC ID value: A3LGTN7100 link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Head 0.17 W/kg 
Body 0.40 W/kg 
Product Specific Use 0.94 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission 0.95 W/kg 
Availability
Officially announced04 Sep 201329 Aug 2012 

Latest stories